Opinion

How did Iranian cinema go global?

The films of Iran's Amir Naderi brings the world to his homeland, while bringing his homeland to worldly recognition.

Hamid Dabashi

by Hamid Dabashi

Hamid Dabashi

Opinion

Wakanda is not African, and that's OK

Despite all the appeals to a unitary black identity, Black Panther is still a Western film, shot for a Western audience.

Nanjala Nyabola

by Nanjala Nyabola

Nanjala Nyabola

Uganda

Wakaliwood: The cinematic dream of a Ugandan slum

Slum in Kampala with about 2,000 residents is home to a young and booming Ugandan cinema industry.

Wakaliwood: The cinematic dream of a Uganda slum

Cinema

Oscars quick list - Who won what?

Guillermo del Toro's river creature love story 'The Shape of Water' scoops best picture at the 90th Academy Awards.

Oscars

2018 Oscars: Period dramas vying for best costume

Gearing up for the 90th Academy Awards, Al Jazeera's Rob Reynolds looks at the lengths movie fashion designers go for that extra element of beauty, authenticity, nuance and, fingers crossed, the best costume award.

United States

Women determined to succeed in US film industry

In spite of the current under-representation of women, about half of film graduates are female, and they are determined to make it.

Arts & Culture

Celebrities, fans join Bollywood star Sridevi's funeral

Hundreds of fans and family members gather to pay their respects to iconic actress who was accorded state funeral.

Sridevi funeral: Fans, actors pay last respects to superstar

Opinion

Black Panther, black women, and the politics of black hair

Black Panther is not only a good movie but a celebration of black women, and black hair.

Mary-Jean Nleya

by Mary-Jean Nleya

Mary-Jean Nleya

Opinion

Watching Black Panther in Harlem

Black Panther is a deeply satisfying, and a deeply troubling film, for what it delivers and what it does not.

Hamid Dabashi

by Hamid Dabashi

Hamid Dabashi

India

'Case closed' in death of Bollywood star Sridevi

Prosecution officials says actress' body was handed over to family and will be flown back to Mumbai for funeral.

Sridevi's death: Case closed, say Dubai officials

Opinion

Sridevi: a true pan-Indian superstar from Kollywood to Bollywood

With Sridevi's untimely death, Indian cinema lost one of its brightest stars.

Anna MM Vetticad

by Anna MM Vetticad

Anna MM Vetticad

Cinema

Bollywood star Sridevi died from 'accidental drowning'

Earlier reports said 54-year-old actress died of heart attack but post-mortem says she fell into bathtub and drowned.

Bollywood star Sridevi died from 'accidental drowning'

Asia

Sridevi: 'A great loss to Indian cinema'

Sadness across Bollywood after one of the biggest names in Hindi cinema passes away from cardiac arrest in Dubai.

Bollywood

Bollywood icon Sridevi dies of heart attack

The film star, who starred in more than 300 movies, died aged 54 while attending a family wedding in Dubai.